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Barbara K. Walker Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1527

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, notes, clippings, research material, typescripts, photographs and audio visual materials for over 20 books and articles written by Barbara Walker, including Hilili and Dilili: A Turkish Silly Taleand The Dancing Palm Tree and Other Nigerian Folktales.


  • 1961-1992


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Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

Biographical Sketch

Barbara Walker was born on October 13, 1921 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received her bachelor's degree from the New York State College for Teachers in 1943 and her master's degree in 1947. In 1943, she married Warren Stanley Walker and had two children. She has taught English and children's literature from elementary school to college. Since 1980, she has been the curator of the Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative at Texas Tech University. She is best known for her children's books of tales and folklore from other societies, especially Turkish culture.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol 80, pp. 237-242.


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Collection contains correspondence, notes, clippings, research material, typescripts, photographs and audio visual materials.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the author from 1971-2004

Gift of: Walker, Barbara K.
Barbara K. Walker Papers
Karen Spilman
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library